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GuyM
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 5:33:59 AM
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Built by Jean-Jacques from Minitrucks bits and pieces, à Berliet TBO 12M 6x6 HC (HC stands for "Hors Code", which could be translated by "out-of-the-gauge" or oversized):









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Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 10:58:44 PM
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Guy that Berliet truck is really different looking, any more information on that one would be appreciated.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:52:50 AM
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In response to a Swedish Army call for tender, Berliet built the tank transporter TBO 12M, which was a combination of a GBO 15P 6x6 chassis and of a TBU cab (with enlarged front wheel arches):



The contract never materialized and the tractor remained as a one-off.
Below, 2 GBO 15P, originally built for oilfield transport in the North Africa desert and 2 TBU units, sold in large numbers to the French Army as tractors, artillery tow trucks and wreckers:





Berliet built also, for the Swedish tank transport market, the TPO 15A 6x6, which looked similar to the GBO 12M. It was unsuccessful as well but its prototype was later bought by Millon, a heavy haulage company from Lyon, and was used during many years as a heavy haulage tractor.
Here it is towing late 60s, during road tests, the future 600 tonnes girders trailer, built by Nicolas for Reliance Trucks in the USA:



I hope it helps.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:59:25 PM
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Guy thank you very much, that is one huge truck. The oilfield units are even good looking whereas the first one is boxy, not that is not good looking. Guy I believe you would have success in putting together a book filled with your knowledge and pictures of European trucks and the industry, along with companies (liveries) involved. You seem to know the whole industry inside and out, with responses at a moments notice. If you do become an author I would buy a book from you because it is very interesting learning how other parts of the world do what we love in our little corner of the world. The information I have gotten from just this post is unbelievable along with seeing your teams very big and impressive collection of models and dioramas, and not just trucks and equipment.
Thanks again, and think about a book (of course with plenty of pictures).
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:51:05 AM
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Beginning of the 70s in Portsmouth harbor (UK), loading of a French plant equipment imported into Great Britain:





- ERF 64GX-KV 4x2/2 tractor (150hp, GVW: ?? tonnes, GCW: 32 tonnes): modified Corgi model,
- Taskers 1-line extra low bed semi-trailer (unknown type and technical data): modified Corgi model,
- Poclain TY2P Manutention 4x4/2 excavator/crane (45hp, weight: 10.1 tonnes, capacity: 3 tonnes@3 metres): Conrad model





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:59:43 AM
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We're still in Great Britain but in the early 2000:





- Volvo FH16-T700 8x4/4 tractor (700hp, GVW: 44 tonnes, GCW: 200 tonnes): modified Motorart model,
- King Trailers GTL 139/5HS-19.5 5-axle lowloader with extra low bed and 1-axle jeep dolly (GCW: 100/132 tonnes, payload: 70.5/102.5 tonnes) modified Corgi model,
- Akerman H 25 DFS tracked shovel (386hp, weight: 59.9 tonnes): Joal model

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:03:35 AM
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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:30:50 PM
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Guy that ERF tractor is an impressive model for Corgi and the graphics are eye catching.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 6:10:21 AM
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Late 50s in West-Germany, a civil engineering company mobilizes to a new construction site:







- Hanomag SS 100 4x2/2 tow truck (100hp, GVW: 8.75 tonnes, GCW: 26/30 tonnes): modified GMTS model,
- Kässbohrer VKH 16 1+1-axle tipping drawbar trailer (GVW: 16 tonnes, payload: ?? tonnes) modified Conrad model,
- 95 cement bags (4.75 tonnes - Corgi load) and 12 beech boards (0.49 tonnes - homemade),
- Weiro Solid 1+1-axle construction trailer (unknown technical data): modified NZG model



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 6:19:39 AM
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Still in West-Germany but a few years later, 2 Magirus-Deutz trucks reproduced by Conrad:





- On the left: Magirus-Deutz 126 D 15 4x4/2 truck with Meiller tipping body (126hp, GVW: 14.5 tonnes, GCW: 21 tonnes),
- On the right: Magirus-Deutz Saturn 145A 4x4/2 truck equipped with the autonomous 1st Stetter cement mixing drum (145+??hp, GVW: 12 tonnes, capacity: 3.25 m3)

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 6:22:58 AM
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By chronological order:









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 5:46:29 AM
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An equipment which is very seldom seen on this side of the pond, where conventional wheeled or tracked automotive excavators are "the norm":







Gradall XL 5100 excavator equipped with a telescopic rotating arm on 6x4/2 carrier (carrier: 245hp, excavator: 174hp, GVW: 30.39 tonnes): Hiram model



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 6:00:45 AM
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Back to the "old continent" in the 70s (Wales - United Kingdom) with a transport of products from the W. Hancock & Co brewery:



- Leyland Steer 15.S.1 6x2/4 flatbed truck (125hp, GVW: 15.5 tonnes, GCW: 21 tonnes): modified Corgi model,
- 3 beer tanks (weight: ?? tonnes, unit capacity: 3.20m3): Corgi elements,
- Cranes 1+1-axle flatbed drawbar trailer (GVW: 8 tonnes, payload: ? tonnes): Corgi model,
- 21 beer barrels (weight: 2.9 tonnes): Corgi elements







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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 6:16:25 PM
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Guy the Gradalls are a great machine, they were ahead of their time when they invented that machine. They are still seen on the construction sites and the municipality yards over here, but like you said they are moving towards the wheeled excavators. Cat is one stop shopping along with the financing and leasing packages why go anywhere else.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:28:45 AM
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We are still in Great Britain but in 1930, in a period where combustion engines are taking-over steam machines(*):





On the left:
- Sentinel Waggon Works DG 4P 4x2/2 flatbed truck (approx. 55hp, GVW: 12.86 tonnes): Corgi model,
- Early removals container (unknown builder and technical details): modified Corgi element,
On the right:
- Foden HH 4x2/2 flatbed truck (approx. 25hp, GVW: 13.92 tonnes): Corgi model,
- LM&SR Flatcon K removals railway container (weight: 4 tonnes): Corgi element.

Note (*): while the rest of Europe turned early to the combustion engine, there was in Great Britain - where coal, locally extracted in large quantities, remained to mid-30s cheaper than imported oil - up to 160 companies producing steam engine road trucks. The internal market was dominated by 2 companies, Foden (they definitively moved away from steam to Diesel oil in 1932) and Sentinel Waggon Works (they produced soon after the end of WW2 their last steam vehicle).
At that time, the way of determining steam engines power was not normalized, therefore hp indicated for steam trucks are only an estimate.

To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:31:35 AM
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The Sentinel DG 4P steam truck:







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Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:37:41 AM
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The Foden HH:







The 1929 real truck, beautifully restored, which in 2012 was able to travel approx. 750 miles in the South of England:



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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 6:43:37 PM
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Guy nice looking trucks for having steam engines.
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Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 7:03:24 PM

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Just an added bit of info.Bishops,still trading today,as Bishops move.Company set up around 1854.One of the most identifiable liveries,and logos,in Britain for decades.They have a very big fleet.They have had every truck manufacturer,they have had every possible body type,especially with big side doors,as well as trucks with space for a 'crew',if they are travelling far.
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:49:07 AM
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modelmaniac,

Many thanks for the complementary information.

Part of Jean-Paul's vintage fleet, a wine-in-bulk transport combination (built from Minitrucks kits) made of a Federal 604 tractor and its matching Fruehauf tank semi-trailer:









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Guy
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